March 24, 2015

BC artist wants you to subsidize her anti-oil propaganda -- but that's only part of the story

Marissa SemkiwArchive

I’m not a fan of the government handing out cash for art. I’m especially not a fan of the government handing out cash for politically motivated art.

Franke James is a BC artist who feels she’s entitled to taxpayer dollars for a European art tour to attack one of Canada’s largest industries, the oil and gas industry.

But the story doesn't end there:

Wait until you hear about the thousands emails government bureaucrats  exchanged, talking about the $5000 arts grant James is angry she didn't receive.


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commented 2015-03-24 15:20:16 -0400
@william – Helping all industries grow the economy IS part of a responsible government. Should the government not help Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Manufacturing, Mining, Tourism, Education or any other industries either? They all make healthy profits or pay ludicrous amounts to management to look poor in Education’s case.
commented 2015-03-24 15:07:16 -0400
LIKE HE** WE SHOULD SUBSIDIZE THIS CR*P!!!
commented 2015-03-24 14:47:46 -0400
I don’t want the government subsidizing this buffoon much like I don’t want the government spending millions of taxpayers dollars promoting the Canadian oil industry in the U.S. These oil companies are making a healthy profit from Canadian oil, if they want to promote their product in the U.S. they they should pay for it themselves. Corporate welfare at it’s finest.
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